To open up your eyes: MOD DOLLY LASHES As seen at: Simonetta Ravizza, Each x Other, and Brandon Maxwell
For something a little cool: NEGATIVE SPACE WHITE EYELINER As seen at: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Moon Young Hee, and Marques Almeida
For softfocus lips: SMUDGED -OUT BERRY LIPPIE As seen at: Dion Lee, Sally Lapointe, and Asia Fashion Collection
For easy, all-over colour: THE PRETTY FLUSH As seen at: Aigner, Cushnie, and Kate Spade.
For a touch of modern grunge: THE STEELY GAZE As seen at: Brock Collection, Faith Connexion, and Palm Angels.
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FRESH CUTS, FRESH FACES
These are the trendy new hairstyles that have been requested over and over again at salons. Better yet, they are the signature styles of ﬁve up-and-coming hairstylists – the creme de la creme of the newbies who are quickly making waves in the industry. Look for them when you want a fresh new ’do – but before that, peep at your next #hairspo here.
THE INSTAGRAM PERM
“IG-worthy perms are no longer big princess waves or tight, crimped curls. The trend now: loose and tousled waves, almost like you have naturally wavy hair. I tend to pay more attention to the face-framing locks for an effect that makes your face look sharper.”
– Ayako Hirata, 32, Toki+Lim, five years of experience.
Outfit: Wool knit pullover, Cos.
“To get that feathery, airy look, you have to cut the hair with your eyes. There’s no specific technique – every customer’s layers are different. The key is to thin out the layers evenly while keeping them at a flattering length, so even the finest, flattest hair can look voluminous.”
– Erina Nakajima, 31, 1tto+Lim, five years of experience.
Outfit: Cotton shirt dress, Cos.
“This sleek and tidy style doesn’t require much care. It also works well in our humid weather as you don’t have to keep the bangs looking airy; they just sit flat on your forehead. The look does require trimming every two to three weeks, so it’s best to stick to a trusted hairstylist who can keep the look consistent.”
– Junz Loke, 29, Evolve Salon (by appointment only), five years of experience.
Outfit: Croc-effect lambskin boiler suit, Longchamp.
“The trendiest highlights are subtle, now-yousee-it-now-youdon’t ones that complement your base hair colour (usually a shade of brown). They suggest movement and volume as light catches the lighter-coloured areas. My trick to perfecting highlights on fine Asian hair is to alternate colours between thick and thin locks.”
– Tan Kai Wen, 22, Prep Luxe, two years of experience.
Outfit: Quilted polyester-blend parka, Bimba Y Lola.
EFFORTLESSLY MESSY PIXIE CUT
“It’s all about finding a balance between the breezy Japanese style and ‘lazy’ Singapore habits. I layer each customer’s hair according to their hair thickness, so that they don’t have to use much product (or any at all) to get this intentionally messy look.”
– Deon Liow, 27, Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon, three years of experience.
Outfit: Lambskin vest, Longchamp.
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